TPV therapy does not require open-heart surgery and is meant to delay the need for the next open-heart surgery. This generally means a shorter stay in the hospital, a quicker return to normal activities, and a much smaller incision.
After the Harmony TPV procedure, you will go to a recovery room. Once you are awake, you will be moved to a regular hospital room where you’ll be able to eat and drink.
You likely will need to stay in the hospital overnight as most people go home the next day. Your doctor will provide you with more specific care instructions as well as any limitations you may have. Usually, you can return to normal activities in 1 to 2 days. If you have any questions, please ask your heart doctor or nurse.
After your Harmony TPV procedure, it is important to follow your heart doctor and heart care team’s instructions to ensure the best possible results.
Talk with your heart doctor or heart team if you have more questions about living with your Harmony valve.
Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.